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Thu. 3:32 p.m.: Party on Plaza replaces canceled Panerathon concert

Party on the Plaza will move Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre on Friday following the cancellation of the Panerathon community concert. Due to medical emergency, The Fabulous Flashbacks will be unable to perform at community concert planned as part of a weekend-long celebration of the ...

Thu. 11:48 a.m.: Boy on bike hit by car in Mecca

A Mecca boy was thrown from a bicycle and seriously injured Wednesday evening on state Route 88 near Morrell Ray Road in Mecca, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Samantha Frank, 21, of Cortland, was driving east in a 2015 Ford Escape. While she was passing the boy as he headed in ...

Thu. 10:13 a.m.: UPDATE: Warren man wounded by gunshots this morning

WARREN — A Warren man who crashed his SUV in front of the Speakeasy in the 100 block of North Park Avenue early this morning was found to have multiple gunshot wounds, according to police reports. Kasmond Parker, 32, is being treated at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, according to reports. ...

Thu. 8:52 a.m.: S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will stop exchanging classified intelligence on North Korea with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute, an official said today, a surprise announcement that is likely to set back U.S. efforts to bolster security cooperation with two of its most important ...

Thu. 8:47 a.m.: Global stocks subdued as investors seek more clues on Fed

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued today following Wall Street's rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts. Investor reaction was muted following Wednesday's release of notes from the latest ...

Thu. 8:44 a.m.: UK’s Johnson presses for fresh Brexit talks in Paris

PARIS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson exuded confidence today as he pressed French President Emmanuel Macron to accept his request to reopen Brexit negotiations, meeting in Paris on the second stop of his first European tour as U.K. leader. After ticking off examples of close ...

UPDATE Weds. 4:30 p.m. Boardman man indicted on federal charges

BOARDMAN - A Boardman man was indicted today afternoon on federal charges of threatening to assault and abet others to assault federal law enforcement officers engaged in the performance of official duties and making interstate threats, according to U.S. Attorney Mike Tobin. Justin Olsen, ...

Wed. 9:28 a.m.: Beijing appeals to US to ‘meet China halfway’ on trade

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing appealed to Washington today to "meet China halfway" and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said Americans might need to endure economic pain to achieve longer-term benefits. A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, expressed hope Washington can "get ...

Wed. 9:32 a.m.: German city offers $1.1M to whoever proves it doesn’t exist

BERLIN (AP) — A German city that's been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn't really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that's true. Officials in Bielefeld said today they'll give 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to the person who ...

Wed. 9:08 a.m.: Thailand to set up center to combat ‘fake news’

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government today announced a plan to set up a center to combat unverified news on social media platforms, rejecting concerns that it might be used to suppress free speech. The planned center's goal would be to fight all kinds of fake news, with a focus on ...

Wed. 9:04 a.m.: Georgia teen accused of having gun, causing school lockdown

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A 17-year-old Georgia boy is accused of bringing a loaded 9mm gun on his school bus and to his high school, which was subsequently locked down amid threats. News outlets report the teen was arrested Friday morning at Wheeler High School in Marietta. The Marietta Daily ...

Wed. 8:55 a.m.: 4 students shot at block party near Clark Atlanta University

ATLANTA (AP) — Four college students were wounded when a gunman opened fire into a crowd of 200 people outside a library near Clark Atlanta University and then escaped in the chaos, authorities said. All four injured women were in stable condition after the gunfire, which happened shortly ...

Tue. 12:37 p.m.: Thief steals Warren police captain’s wallet

WARREN --- A 36-year-old accused of taking a wallet from a car, stealing the cash and using a credit card on Monday afternoon found out the hard way that it all belonged to a Warren police captain, according to a police report. Marquris D. Redd, 6195 Fifth St., Niles, is expected to appear in ...

UPDATE Tue. 3:48 p.m.: Missing Niles man found

UPDATE: Niles police report that a diabetic man who has been missing since Saturday has been found. Reports state that he was located in an out-of-town hospital. More details will be provided. Here is the original report: Tue. 12:19 p.m.: Niles police searching for missing diabetic NILES — ...

Tues. 11:50 a.m.: Developer pulls plug on plan for third Lordstown power plant

LORDSTOWN - The developer of two nearly $1 billion natural gas-fired power plants in the village is aborting plans for a third, blaming "political tampering" with Ohio's electricity generation markets. Bill Siderewicz, president of Clean Energy Future LLC, said the passage of House Bill 6 in ...

Tue. 10:36 a.m.: Ex-coach who chased school shooter will seek Ohio House seat

COLUMBUS (AP) — An educator who chased away the teenager who fatally shot three students at an Ohio high school says he'll campaign for a state House seat. Frank Hall tells Cleveland.com he wants to join the Legislature to advocate for school safety and rural Ohio. Hall drew national ...

Tue. 10:19 a.m.: Desperate migrants jump off rescue ship, seeking Italy

MILAN (AP) — At least 15 more migrants jumped into the sea today from the Open Arms rescue ship in desperate bids to reach the shores of Italy after 19 days on the boat in deteriorating conditions as Italy refuses to open its ports. With the situation on board described by Open Arms as "out ...

Tue. 10:14 a.m.: Police kill armed man who held bus hostage in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil was shot dead by police following a four-hour standoff this morning, authorities said. All the hostages were freed unharmed during the incident in Rio de Janeiro, state Gov. Wilson Witzel said. The man, holding ...

Tue. 9:12 a.m.: Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding a ...

Tue. 8:43 a.m.: Spain: progress made in fight against Canary Island wildfire

MADRID (AP) — The wind dropped overnight in the Canary Islands, allowing firefighters to make progress today against Spain's biggest wildfire so far this year. Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres said 16 water-dropping aircraft took off at first light amid "a lot more favorable" ...